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Your Vilcabamba Eco Dream House


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Enjoy this million dollar view in your own Vilcabamba, Ecuador dream house.   See three Vilcabamba homes with million dollar views BUT at really affordable prices.

Home #1: Vilcabamba House

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This can be the view from your own mountain view home from Vilcabamba House.  Click on image to enlarge and see the French doors that open onto a large deck of exotic hardwood.

Own your own Ecuadorian hilltop paradise Eco-retreat situated on five + acres with stunning panoramic views of the Andes and the charming village of Vilcabamba, nestled in what’s known as the Valley of Longevity.   I believe this is one of the best views of the valley and even the locals call my land “Mirador” (viewpoint).  See why here.

Vilcabamba House, accessed through its own private road, sits on 5 + acres and with perfect spaces for greenhouse, gardens or even another house.

The views are one of a kind.  No details were spared in this 1,350 square foot home.  Only the finest products available in Ecuador have been used.  All lighting fixtures are designer imports.  The steel framed, three pane windows are custom made and protected with two coats of  car paint and three coats of sealer.

Inside mixtures of brick, wood,and stone created unique charm.  Stairs are made of rock and wood, custom kitchen cabinets of special tropical woods.  The exposed wood ceilings are very high with a lofty feel.

The property is filled with fruit trees grown on swales using permaculture techniques.  We have cherries, nectarines, walnuts, blood oranges, tangerines, bananas, pomegranate, figs, cherries, moringa, granadia, and much, much more.  We have also planted 150 cedar trees in a reforestation program.

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Vilcabamba’s hardwood deck.   Numerous skylights highlight the interior’s mixture of brick, rock and wood.

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There are custom built cabinets throughout this home.

The design is highly functional, glass as thick as car windows, many closets and  drawers for storage all accented by natural light from numerous skylights.

All wood used on this home is exotic high end wood including teak, yum binge, cedro, guayucam, tangare.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

All the tiles are hand poured using an old Spanish technique forgotten by most.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

No one else will have this workmanship and fine details.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

The living room has custom cathedral ceilings and 3 sets of French doors.  All the light fixtures are imports and there’s great custom outdoor lighting, too.  If you like loft-like living this house is great because of the high ceilings and tons of windows and skylights.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

This home is two stories and has a good size floor plan at 1,350 square feet (2 bedrooms, 1 bath).

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The living room is below with the kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom above.  All brand new!!!

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

Large gourmet kitchen with marble counters and…

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

beautiful custom gothic wood cabinets.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

A round stone arch separates the kitchen from the bedrooms and bathroom.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

View from Vilcabamba House.

The house has its own spring.  The gardens are well formed with many fruit trees.  French drains and gutters to navigate all water away from the house and insure a mold free environment.

You can own this dream home with gardens and million dollar views for only $145,000.

House #2, lofty and private Mirador House.  Also $145,000 including 5+ acres.

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Views are…

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stunning.

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The kitchen, dining room, and living room are all part of an open great room.

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Again, this home has custom designed tiles.

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The stairs have custom drawers and are made of a combination of rock and wood which is…

vilcabamba eco retreat

very unique and cool looking.

vilcabamba eco retreat

The huge panoramic kitchen window is awesome!!

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The kitchen counters are made of red quartz crystal.

You can see the whole Vilcabamba valley while cooking.

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The ceilings are very loft-like, 35′ high with exposed beautiful exotic wood.  All the interior doors are made from custom exotic wood.  This house has lots of skylights for great natural light.  There are six French doors in this 1,350 square foot house that are all 13′ high.  Four of the French doors open up to the outside and you feel like you’re living outdoors.  All the doors and windows are made of custom metal.

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We painted all the doors with Mercedes car paint and finished off with two clear coats.  The exotic wood deck wraps around the entire house.  The bathroom has a nice modern tub and oversized shower head.  The tub is enclosed in recycled teak wood.  This house has great storage everywhere such as a large 30′ built-in cabinet in the hallway and large cabinets in the bed rooms.  All bedrooms have exposed wood ceilings.

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Mirador House has two springs and a separate washer – dryer building.

Mirador House $145,000.

House #3 Dragonfly House:  2,200 square feet, very spacious and unique, sits on an Inca ruin.  $210,000

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The front of the house on two sides is all windows and decking with windows that open accordion style to the  most dramatic mountain views of Andes.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

This house is mostly glass and very modern in design!!!

Vilcabamba eco retreat

It is very private because it’s tucked away in some large mature trees.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

There is custom woodwork throughout the house…everything in this home was tastefully done.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The gourmet kitchen has a center island and is very spacious with lots of modern wood cabinets.  The counter tops are imported marble from Spain.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The bedrooms are huge at 500 square feet with 22 foot high wood cabinets and very high ceilings. The wood doors to the rooms are narrow and tall made from two different exotic woods.  This house has beautiful wood base moldings.  There is a beautiful 22′ cabinet in the living room–no shortage of storage here!!

The window in the master bedroom is 15′x15′ with a stunning mountain view.  Because this is the last property on the ridge, the views will always be private.  It’s like living in a painting.  The entry way is a solid wood wall and the front door is a combo of wood and metal.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The bathroom is very cool and spacious.  Two center slabs of exotic wood make up the bathroom counter with a nice size custom drawer in the center.  The bath tub is a purple Jacuzzi tub and the sink is Harley Davidson orange.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

All the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen have custom tiles.  The bright wall colors are very fun.  The floors in the living and dining room are tastefully designed with aggregate rock and wood.  It’s so modern and different and it works really well.

In addition this house has a spring and there is a small house with washer and dryer hook-ups that have lots of room for extra storage.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

This house was built of recycled glass and has a covered deck with a large gas BBQ.   Everything in this project has had a lot of attention to detail.  I believe you won’t find a better deal out there in Vilcabamba.  I love this property and I guarantee you will, too.

This property is very private yet you can walk to town in 25 minutes.

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This property has a private road entrance and it has over 3,000 reused tires for stairs, retaining walls and benches.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

All the entrances have bamboo trellises.  I have planted over 500 plants around the houses.

Each home has a biodigester that converts waste to gas for appliances. 

vilcabamba eco retreat

Each of these properties neighbor one another but are each private and secluded property for someone who wants to live the dream!!!

For more information and access to more photos contact William Steger at edgecoolstuff@yahoo.com

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence. Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.

Ecuador Export Tours

Ecuador Export Business Idea

Live anywhere – Earn in Ecuador with an export business in Ecuador.

Create an Ecuador exports business with Roberto Ribadeneira’s Ecuador Export Tour.   Merri and I have worked with Roberto for nearly twenty years exporting many products.

You can arrange an individual tour designed especially for you.

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Lake Quicocha near Cotacachi.

Visiting another country is great, but it is even better if you can do business while traveling!

Come to Ecuador and learn all about exports to the USA, Canada and Europe while visiting amazing places and earning money.

* You may be able to deduct part or all of this trip from your taxes.

* You can buy products to sell back home.

* You can learn about exporting from Ecuador to anywhere.

* You can even bring ideas to manufacture in Ecuador with great quality and competitive prices.

Coming to Ecuador not only won’t cost money but will make money for you.

Here is a note from Roberto Ribadeneira:

Let me share all the knowledge, contacts and products I have accumulated over decades of exporting.  Make your trip to Ecuador the beginning of a great business opportunity.

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Otavalo Market.  Learn about Tagua…a vegetable, sustainable, renewable ivory.

Let’s see some numbers.

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Tagua bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.

Tagua necklace. Cost in Ecuador is $3, it is sold in the USA for at least $15.

Metal Bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $1, it is sold in the USA for at least $10.

Shawl. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50, it is sold in the USA for at least $11.

Scarf.  Cost in Ecuador is $3.00 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.00.

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Alpaca Scarves.

These are just few examples of products that are inexpensive and have huge margins.  But there is also another plus; you can request specific improvements on those products.

But let’s go over some numbers and specific ideas.

1-    You want to sell a tagua bracelet to a University in Colorado, but everyone can do that, what they can’t do is sell a tagua bracelet with the University’s color. We can dye the tagua bracelet to match the University’s color, same goes for any other tagua designs and even for shawls and other textiles. If you make just $9 on each tagua bracelet and you sell 100 units, you are making $900 on 1 order.  And this is just 1 product, and this is just 1 University.  You can apply this idea to any education center in the USA.

2-    You see designs of leather products that you think could be made better, or different.  There is a niche market where you can sell them.  The manufacturers in Ecuador can make any design, on any color with major improvements over the original idea.  You can even request to put a logo and special details on the products.  We have a major company in the USA that wants our leather iPhone 6 cases, but they want them with their branding and specifications that other cases don’t have.  So we are making the leather cases exactly as they want them.  Margins on leather products are around 60% retail and 20% wholesale. Orders for medium size companies come in the hundreds, so you can make good money selling leather. Customers and myself have made thousands of dollars selling these products.

3-    Selling Roses to final customers is another amazing way of making money.  What I am doing right now is reaching to people that want to raise funds for specific projects and teaching them how to use roses for that.  On one specific program we are donating $20 to $40 on each box sold to a Water Project in Ecuador.  The response has been unbelievable, people enjoy the beauty of Roses from Ecuador but also contribute to a good cause at the same time.  Since there is no limit on quantity of flowers that you can sell, there is no limit on the number of people that you can involve in this idea.

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Rose Farm Processing Facility.

4-    Selling wholesale. This is the main goal for the July course that I want you to take here in Ecuador.  If you find a store, a chain, a website or any other vendor that sells unique and cool products, you are in for a great business opportunity. Their orders are in the hundreds and even thousands of units.  Margins are lower, but since you are selling more, that compensates.  The nice thing about this part of the business is that these big companies are looking for different products, so if they buy 1 from you, there is a big chance that they will buy many, many others.  Remember that our manufacturers can make the products with the customer’s specifications, so there is no restriction on design that your buyer may want.

As you can see there are many ways in which you can make money while visiting Ecuador.  That is why I have designed an Ecuador Export Course that can be especially customized for you.

We work 3 full days together learning and searching for products that you could buy.  You and I will go over ideas, product designs, web design, shopping carts, SEO and other details on how to get as many customers as you can.

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Leather Duffel Bags.

The course includes taking you to the manufacturers, sellers and export companies so you will have all the contact information that you need to move forward on your business.  There are dozens of manufacturers that make every type of product that you can imagine.  Most of them already work with big importers all over the world and have proved that the quality of their products is amazing.

If you would like to sell retail, I will also show you how to design a website, create products, a shopping cart, how to set up the system to charge your customers online and the basics of promoting it.

There are plenty of places to visit and ideas to explore. Among the places that you will visit while on the Export Tour are:
–    Quito
–    Otavalo
–    Peguche
–    Ibarra
–    Cotacachi
–    San Antonio de Pichincha

This is not just another course, this is THE COURSE. I don’t just teach you how to Import Products to the USA, I also work on the import-export business myself, which means that I have the experience and knowledge to give you ideas and solutions.

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Jewelry is one of many Ecuador exports.

Ecuador has evolved as an export center and I have expanded my export service to create custom export tours that fit your schedule and particular desires.

I arrange for you to meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers of products that suit your business ideals and arrange visits of workshops, homes and markets.

You can learn about exports as diverse as jewelry or wood products.

Ecuador has great art exports.

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There are wonderful handmade crafts like the chess set below.

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This tour goes to the high Andes.

You’ll see products from Zuleta where they create handmade “green” cotton-one-of-a-kind tableware, shirts, specialty items.

Here you see them in hand sewn embroidery from the village of Zuleta. In this Andean community near us hand embroidery has been an important form of artistic expression and adornment for centuries. Andean cultures have long boasted superior textiles, far surpassing those of Europe. The weavers of the Andes could produce material with as many as five hundred two-ply woolen wefts per inch compared to one hundred in Europe.

The women of Zuleta are renowned for unique hand embroidered designs and colors. Their styles are so unique they have become a form of cultural identification.

Flowers are popular in Otavalan sweaters as well.  Plus the ladies of Intag make flowers from plant fiber.

My main exports are flowers, but we send many products and have the Ecuadorshop Logistics Service to help you become an exporter.

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Roberto speaking at a seminar about how he can shop, ship and charge for Ecuador export businesses.

Here is a Ecuador export business I arranged for a tour delegate who sold to the Texas Rangers.

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Texas Ranger badge.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.

Here are some of the services we offer to help you export from Ecuador to the USA.

#1:    A US company.

#2:   A continuous bond, which has to be purchased each year to be eligible to register to import with the US Customs.

#3:   A broker who has a power of attorney authorizing them to handle your imports.

#4:   A US bank account to pay US customs department when taxes and duties are due.

Plus if you are selling direct to customers and accepting credit cards, you need:

#1:   A verifiable credit history and Social Security number.

#2:  A gateway company to process the charges.

#3:   A credit card merchant account.

#4: A certified, secure  shopping cart.

#5:  An annual PCI compliance review and certification

#6:  An EIN number provided by the IRS

#7:  A sales number issued by the state of Florida.

#8: A Physical US address (PO box not allowed).

#9:  Monthly accounting system.

#10: IRS annual sales report.

We can help you organize all these steps.

Our Ecuadorshop Logistics Service provides all these services for exporters.

There are two more very special benefits.

First, our logistics service can pay manufactures in Ecuador.

Second, our service can monitor production and quality and assure timely delivery.

Many people try to export and find really great products that they sell really well.   However once they return to the US they can’t restock unless they return to Ecuador.  If they do reorder but are not present for delivery, they are at the mercy of the manufacturer… which creates a huge quality control problem.  These importers get whatever suppliers here send them.

Many don’t even try to reorder.  They don’t know how.  They don’t want to wire  money without seeing the product and being are of delivery.

Many others just have no idea or find that the income is not worth the time, effort and cost of all the red tape.

The good news is that I do not get in-between the importer and buyer either.  I set a price for my service and the importer knows his product cost.

Our service is provided for a set fee so the importer knows all costs and can price his product accordingly.

This is a great service that provides every detail for importing products into the USA.   We have used this logistics service ourselves for years.  One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA.  We sell Ecuador roses… charge the customer and deliver the order to our logistics service.   Everything else is handled by the service.   The  tracking notice and the roses are delivered direct to the buyer.  The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.

The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible.   Exporting can be fun and fulfilling as well as profitable.  Improved technology continually makes having your own global micro business easier if you have support.

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Wood Carver in San Antonio de Ibarra.

Come to Ecuador and make extra income while learning about global trade and expanding your possibilities.

Ecuador has amazing products that are unique and very affordable.  This makes them more attractive and more lucrative.  Additional to this you don’t need to make thousands of items to get a good deal. In Ecuador most products are hand made, which means that specifications and quantities match what the customer needs.

Have a great experience in Ecuador while doing business. You will learn about Ecuador, the products and the people.

In addition to help the success of your export business Gary & Merri Scott are giving each course attendee their online course “Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business”.   This is a $299 online course that I asked the Scotts to provide to you free.

This course focuses on how to use modern technology to start and run or improve a global micro businesses… that can create valuable extra income with minimal investments of time and capital.

You learn how to start small and build with stepping stones and a harmonious focus… how to build a successful at home business via the internet using several profit generating phrases at Google.

You gain the secrets of how you can use words to create your own global income… whether you travel or stay at home.

The course shares how to create a website and utilizes the first four of “Seven Ps”  (Person, Problem and Promise, Product) to zero in on key word phrases.  Then you learn how to use the Fifth P Promise to develop new customers. The Sixth P is the Prospecting Path and Seventh P is the Presentation to create income.

You can gain all the facts on how to use the seven Ps to create internet sales.  The internet can support your Ecuador Export business.

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New Super Highway Quito Airport to Cotacachi.

Food, accommodations and travel to and from Quito Ecuador are not included.  Travel on the tour is included.

This is a three day customized tour.  We fine tune the schedule depending on what you would like to see more as you may have more interest in certain products.  We make adjustments based on your business needs so the tour will be most beneficial to you.

Here is a typical three day tour

Day One:  Leave from Quito to Cotacachi at 09:00.  Start at 12:00 in Cotacachi, visit to leather town to see what products you can make in leather. We visit suppliers and manufacturers for ideas on what you can buy or have made.

Lunch break 14:00 – 15:00.

16:00 – Go to San Antonio de Ibarra to see wood products, meet manufacturers and review designs that can be exported from Ecuador.  Visit ends at 18:00.

Day Two:  Start at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.  Visit Otavalo for Tagua and textiles.  Visit see manufacturers, review products on what can be purchased or made. See how to develop personal labels. Find volume discounts etc.   Meet with supplier for new products to make, high-end tagua items, new products of bamboo, baby blankets, baby products, Christmas products. Products made of Alpaca, specific designs.

Lunch break 13:00

14:00 – Talk to cargo agency, see packing, costs, how to ship, taxes, etc.  15:00 – Visit manufacturer for sweaters, shawls, and other textiles, he can make specific designs for you.  17:00: Create a website, a shopping cart, manage logistic, storage and shipping cost with FedEx or Mail Service.

Day Three.  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo Market, fair day. See all the products available, purchase items for business, talk to all the vendors, see different products, low cost textiles, low cost jewelry, ponchos, sweaters, shawls, products for under $2 a piece.

12:00 – Tagua, jewelry, what designs you can make, cost of personalized items. Jewelry store for Tagua products, they create designs for inexpensive tagua jewelry.

13:00 – 14:00 lunch.  15:00, see rugs, alpaca products, honey products, flowers, etc.  End at 18:00

Individual Export tour for one $799

Individual Export Tour couple $999

“Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business” will be emailed to you when you enroll.

Own a Luxury Eco Retreat in Vilcabama Ecuador


Ecuador is a country where you can live in luxury and have rental income at the same time as this advertisement for three luxury Casas that create an eco retreat in Vilcabama Ecuador shows.

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Casas de Yasanga in Vilcabama Ecuador

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View from home #3.  Click on image to enlarge.

3 beautiful tastefully done designer homes for $525,000.

Own your own Ecuadorian hilltop paradise Eco-retreat situated on 8 hectares (20 acres) with stunning panoramic views of the Andes and the charming village of Vilcabamba, nestled in what’s known as the Valley of Longevity.  I believe this is one of the best views of the valley and even the locals call my land “Mirador” and I see why.

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There are three beautiful homes built on this unique property made with high end materials and American standards in mind.  I was a designer in America and loved doing this project.  I poured my heart and soul into this and it shows.  All footings are solid concrete–no skimpy Ecuador construction.

All homes have french drains to move water away from the homes to keep them mold free.  All homes have gutter systems.

The property is filled with fruit trees grown on swales using permaculture techniques.  We have cherries, nectarines, walnuts, blood oranges, tangerines, bananas, pomegranate, figs, cherries, moringa, granadia, and much, much more.  We have also planted 150 cedar trees in a reforestation program.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

House #1 is a mixture of brick, rock and wood.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

There are custom built cabinets throughout this home.

All wood used on this home is exotic high end wood including teak, yum binge, cedro, guayucam, tangare.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

All the tiles are hand poured using an old Spanish technique forgotten by most.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

No one else will have this workmanship and fine details.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

The living room has custom cathedral ceilings and 3 sets of French doors.  All the light fixtures are imports and there’s great custom outdoor lighting, too.  If you like loft-like living this house is great because of the high ceilings and tons of windows and skylights.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

This home is two stories and has a good size floor plan at 1,500 square feet (2 bedroom 1 bath).

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

The living room is below with the kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom above.  All brand new!!!

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

Large gourmet kitchen with marble counters and…

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

beautiful custom gothic wood cabinets.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

A round stone arch separates the kitchen from the bedrooms and bathroom.

vilcabamba Ecuador eco houses

View from this house.

This house has two decks and a veggie garden.

House #2 is lofty and private.

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Views are…

vilcabamba eco retreat

stunning.

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The kitchen, dining room, and living room are all part of an open great room.

vilcabamba eco retreat

Again, this home has custom designed tiles.

vilcabamba eco retreat

The stairs have custom drawers and are made of a combination of rock and wood which is…

vilcabamba eco retreat

very unique and cool looking.

vilcabamba eco retreat

The huge panoramic kitchen window is awesome!!

vilcabamba eco retreat

The kitchen counters are made of red quartz crystal.

You can see the whole Vilcabamba valley while cooking.

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The ceilings are very loft-like, 35′ high with exposed beautiful exotic wood.  All the interior doors are made from custom exotic wood.  This house has lots of skylights for great natural light.  There are six French doors in this 1,500 square foot house that are all 13′ high.  Four of the French doors open up to the outside and you feel like you’re living outdoors.  All the doors and windows are made of custom metal.

vilcabamba eco retreat

We painted all the doors with Mercedes car paint and finished off with two clear coats.  The exotic wood deck wraps around the entire house.  The bathroom has a nice modern tub and oversized shower head.  The tub is enclosed in recycled teak wood.  This house has great storage everywhere such as a large 30′ built-in cabinet in the hallway and large cabinets in the bed rooms.  All bedrooms have exposed wood ceilings.

vilcabamba eco retreat

House #3 has the largest floor plan at 2,200 square feet.  It’s very spacious and unique.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The front of the house on two sides is all windows and decking with windows that open accordion style to the  most dramatic mountain views of Andes.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

This house is mostly glass and very modern in design!!!

Vilcabamba eco retreat

It is very private because it’s tucked away in some large mature trees.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

There is custom woodwork throughout the house…everything in this home was tastefully done.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The gourmet kitchen has a center island and is very spacious with lots of modern wood cabinets.  The counter tops are imported marble from Spain.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The bedrooms are huge at 500 square feet with 22 foot high wood cabinets and very high ceilings.  The wood doors to the rooms are narrow and tall made from two different exotic woods.  This house has beautiful wood base moldings.  There is a beautiful 22′ cabinet in the living room–no shortage of storage here!!

The window in the master bedroom is 15′x15′ with a stunning mountain view.  Because this is the last property on the ridge, the views will always be private.  It’s like living in a painting.  The entry way is a solid wood wall and the front door is a combo of wood and metal.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

The bathroom is very cool and spacious.  Two center slabs of exotic wood make up the bathroom counter with a nice size custom drawer in the center.  The bath tub is a purple Jacuzzi tub and the sink is Harley Davison orange.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

All the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen have custom tiles.  The bright wall colors are very fun.  The floors in the living and dining room are tastefully designed with aggregate rock and wood.  It’s so modern and different and it works really well.

In addition there are two small houses with washer and dryer hook-ups that have lots of room for extra storage.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

One house was built of recycled glass and has a covered deck with a large gas BBQ.   Everything in this project has had a lot of attention to detail.  I believe you won’t find a better deal out there in Vilcabamba.  I love this property and I guarantee you will, too.

This property is very private yet you can walk to town in 25 minutes.

vilcabamba eco retreat

This property has a private road entrance and it has over 3,000 reused tires for stairs, retaining walls and benches.

Vilcabamba eco retreat

All the entrances have bamboo trellises.  I have planted over 500 plants around the houses.

Each home has a biodigester that converts waste to gas for applicances. 

We have used as much natural and sustainable products as we can to give back to mother earth.  This property would make a great healing center or a family compound or divide it and condo it out.  There are many more flat spots to put in more houses.

vilcabamba eco retreat

There are also 4 natural springs on this property.  Down below on the property there is a lot of room to plant much more food and the land is very fertile.  It’s a great property for someone who wants to live the dream!!!

All this for $525,000!

See more pictures at vilcaproperties.com

For more information contact William Steger at edgecoolstuff@yahoo.com

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence. Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.

Protect Your Wealth With Value

Investing Beyond the Boom

Warren Buffet once warned against the Cinderella effect.

He said “Don’t be fooled by that Cinderella feeling you get from great returns.  Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.  After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball.  They know the party must end but nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party.  Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.”

Cinderella may have lost a shoe when she fled the party to meet a midnight curfew.  We can lose much more when we rush from a crashing stock market.

Most investors face emotional dangers that build in rising markets.

Almost everyone feels good.

But the clock of economic reckoning is ticking.

No wants to see it.  Nothing rises forever and especially… not everything at the same time.

Yet no one wants to leave the party until the end.

But many edge closer to the door.

When the clock chimes there could be a stampede even though leaving in a hurry may be the worst way to go.

Here are seven steps that can help avoid this risk.

  • Choose investments based on markets instead of shares.
  • Diversify based on value.
  • Rely on financial information rather than economic news.
  • Keep investing simple.
  • Keep investing costs low.
  • Trade as little as possible.
  • Make the decision process during panics automatic.

One strategy is to invest in country ETFs that easily provide diversified, risk-controlled investments in countries with stock markets of good value.  These ETFs provide an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value.  Little management and less guesswork is required.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual funds.  Plus a single country ETF provides diversification equal to investing in dozens, even hundreds of shares.

A minimum of knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.

The importance of…

easy…

transparent…

and inexpensive. 

Keeping investing simple is one of the most valuable, but least looked at, ways to avoid disaster.  Simple and easy investing saves time.  How much is your time worth?  Simple investing costs less and avoids fast decisions during stressful times in complex situations where we are most likely to get it wrong.

Fear, regret and greed are an investor’s chief problem.  Human nature causes  investors to sell winners too soon, and hold losers too long.

Easy to use, low cost, mathematically based habits and routines help protect against negative emotions and impulse investing.

Take control of your investing.  Make decisions based on data and discipline, not gut feelings.  The Purposeful investing Course (Pi) teaches math based, low cost ways to diversify in good value markets and in ETFs  that cover these markets.  This course is based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Repeated Wealth With Pi

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to have a strategy and tactics that continually maintain safety and turn market turmoil into extra profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the immediate returns.  This helps create faith in a strategy that adds stickiness to the plan.

Another tactic is to invest with enough staying power so you’re never caught short.

Never have to sell depressed assets during periods of loss.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of Model Portfolios, called Pifolios.

The success of Pifolios is based on ignoring economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and using financial math that reveals deeper economic truths.

One Pifolio covers all the good value developed markets.  Another covers the emerging good value markets.

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of 46 major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2:  Cash flow to price

#3:  Earnings to price

#4:  Average dividend yield

#5:  Return on equity

#6:  Cash flow return.

#7:  Market history

This is a complete and continual study of almost all the developed major and emerging stock markets.

This mathematical analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.   The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.

This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

Learn how to invest like a pro from the inside out.

At the beginning of 2019 my personal Pifolio is based on select ETFs in the Keppler Developed and Emerging markets.  My Pifolio is invested in Country ETFs that cover seven developed and three emerging markets:

Norway
Australia
Hong Kong
Germany
Japan
Singapore
United Kingdom
Taiwan
South Korea
China

Don’t give up profit to gain ease and safety!

Regardless of economic news, these markets represent good value and have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

  • Absolute Valuation
  • Relative Valuation
  • Current versus Historic Valuation
  • Current Relative versus Relative Historic Valuation

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

In the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip 2019” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and added how to use the Silver Dip Strategy with platinum.   The “Silver Dip 2019” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip 2019” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

seminars

Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

This year I celebrated my 51st anniversary of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Stock and currency markets are cyclical.  These cycles create extra profit for value investors who invest when everyone else has the markets wrong.  One special seminar session looks at how to spot value from cycles.  Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics.  Cycles create recurring profits.  Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 to 20 years as shown in this graph.

stock-Charts

The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns can create war.

The chart above shows the war – stock market cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WW III) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Details in the online seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios). His big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

Use time not timing.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  The best ratio is normally 1.6 to 1.  We’ll sum up the strategy; how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on the times and each individual’s circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

The online seminar also reveals  the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed this test.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799 for one or $999 for a couple. Tens of thousands paid this price, but online the seminar is $297.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2019” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2018” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

Gary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vilcabamba Estate with 4 Guest Houses


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Live in a unique Ecuador mountain view estate.

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Main House

The main home and its cottages are beautifully situated in protected seclusion on a mountain flank just north of the village of Vilcabamba. The property is well established, stylishly designed with architectural features unique to the region and has commanding views of majestic Mandango Mountain and pristine Podocarpus National Park.

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Architecturally designed in the form of a condor, the main home has two large wings extending from its main living areas and is set in lovely gardens with artisanal waterfall and landscaping, irrigated stone terracing for vegetable beds, exotic plants, lawns, a greenhouse, stables, chlorine-free and solar heated swimming pool and fruiting trees.

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There is great potential for development, planting, income-properties or homesteading on this 16 acre (6.5 hectare) property, with private access and secluded aspect. The land reaches from a forested valley up the mountainside where there are exquisite views, a lovely existing chalet, power and water, and a new road traversing 6 lots ready for building.  It is flanked by virgin hillside, has panoramic views over the valley and surrounding ranges into the famously rainbow-studded vistas of Podocarpus National Park.

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One of the original classics of new architecture in the region, the Condor House was designed and built in 2002, and features cathedral ceilings, enormous picture windows throughout, sweeping views over a stylish entertaining deck, open fireplace, hard wood floors and exposed timber beams.  It has 2 mastersuites with very large, spa-style ensuites and built-in storage, 2 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, generous laundry and storage, a large fully-equipped kitchen with commercial oven, pantry, ample cabinetry and a marble island bench.

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vilcabamba real estate

Offering open plan living under high ceilings, with stunning views and designer drapery and fittings, the Condor House is flooded with natural light, spacious and comfortably elegant for living and entertaining.

The property which could be easily prepared for permaculture, offers excellent growing conditions with potentials to expand, and yields fruit, herbs, vegetables.

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The adjacent cottages in the estate are set in secluded gardens and can be charming guest houses or ideal assets for rental income or retreat living.

Butterfly house

Located close to the property entrance, and secluded from the main house by flowering and fruit trees, this charming one bedroom, one bathroom cottage has lovely artistic features in stone, mosaic and wood.  It features a mezzanine, bay window, spa-style bathroom , small office, wooden shutters and charming garden space.

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Bambu house

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Just renovated, this studio-style guest house blends local materials of bamboo, slate and hard wood floors with a modern spaciousness, large picture windows, luxury bathroom and separate bedroom with beautiful views.  It is secluded in its own garden space on the property, has a large private deck for outdoor living, kitchenette and views across the valley and mountains.

Mountain house :  13 acres (5.3 hectares) with road

Perched mid-way up the land is the gorgeous Mountain house, a one bedroom chalet-style cottage with artistic interior design in stone, mosaic and tile, open plan living, arched windows, sweet galley kitchen, sun deck, pizza oven and exquisite views from all rooms.

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The new road traverses the property 1.2 miles from bottom to top, passing each of the 6 lots which are secluded from each other and supplied with water.  Canals lead water away from the road into the natural water ways on the land.

The property gives a beautiful display of wildflowers in season, is partially forested, with protected gulleys and interesting geological features.  1,500 young native trees were planted on this land.

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The Forest Sanctuary :  3.2 acres (1.2 hectares)

This very special pocket of native forest was purchased to protect the intact eco-system and bountiful healing plants and trees that thrive in this beautiful shady hectare.  The property is located in a protected gully and enjoys a micro-climate ideal for an exotic variety of native healing plants, traditional medicine herbs, fruit and flowering plants.

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vilcabamba real estate

Originally owned and planted by curandero Cruz Roa, who authored “Herbs in Southern Ecuador”, this land has a precious resource in plants as well as lovely stone access, an original house and greenhouses.

An oasis close to town, the land is forested with coffee, banana trees, orchids, pine, tangerine, hibiscus, bamboo, guava and medicinal plants woven gently together on original stone trails.

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The property was bought in September 2012 with a view to restoring canal water which had been blocked by a landslide, and creating a well to keep the gardens irrigated. These projects have just been completed and the potentials for tending, reviving and mindfully developing this beautiful land are extra-ordinary for the right people.

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The entire estate, 16 acres divided into two legals plots, main house, 4 guesthouses, road and dream property in paradise $ 1,100,000.

For full details contact Caroline Esselaar at esselaar@gmail.com

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence. Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.

Protect Your Wealth With Value

Investing Beyond the Boom

Warren Buffet once warned against the Cinderella effect.

He said “Don’t be fooled by that Cinderella feeling you get from great returns.  Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.  After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball.  They know the party must end but nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party.  Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.”

Cinderella may have lost a shoe when she fled the party to meet a midnight curfew.  We can lose much more when we rush from a crashing stock market.

Most investors face emotional dangers that build in rising markets.

Almost everyone feels good.

But the clock of economic reckoning is ticking.

No wants to see it.  Nothing rises forever and especially… not everything at the same time.

Yet no one wants to leave the party until the end.

But many edge closer to the door.

When the clock chimes there could be a stampede even though leaving in a hurry may be the worst way to go.

Here are seven steps that can help avoid this risk.

  • Choose investments based on markets instead of shares.
  • Diversify based on value.
  • Rely on financial information rather than economic news.
  • Keep investing simple.
  • Keep investing costs low.
  • Trade as little as possible.
  • Make the decision process during panics automatic.

One strategy is to invest in country ETFs that easily provide diversified, risk-controlled investments in countries with stock markets of good value.  These ETFs provide an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value.  Little management and less guesswork is required.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual funds.  Plus a single country ETF provides diversification equal to investing in dozens, even hundreds of shares.

A minimum of knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.

The importance of…

easy…

transparent…

and inexpensive. 

Keeping investing simple is one of the most valuable, but least looked at, ways to avoid disaster.  Simple and easy investing saves time.  How much is your time worth?  Simple investing costs less and avoids fast decisions during stressful times in complex situations where we are most likely to get it wrong.

Fear, regret and greed are an investor’s chief problem.  Human nature causes  investors to sell winners too soon, and hold losers too long.

Easy to use, low cost, mathematically based habits and routines help protect against negative emotions and impulse investing.

Take control of your investing.  Make decisions based on data and discipline, not gut feelings.  The Purposeful investing Course (Pi) teaches math based, low cost ways to diversify in good value markets and in ETFs  that cover these markets.  This course is based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Repeated Wealth With Pi

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to have a strategy and tactics that continually maintain safety and turn market turmoil into extra profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the immediate returns.  This helps create faith in a strategy that adds stickiness to the plan.

Another tactic is to invest with enough staying power so you’re never caught short.

Never have to sell depressed assets during periods of loss.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of Model Portfolios, called Pifolios.

The success of Pifolios is based on ignoring economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and using financial math that reveals deeper economic truths.

One Pifolio covers all the good value developed markets.  Another covers the emerging good value markets.

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of 46 major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2:  Cash flow to price

#3:  Earnings to price

#4:  Average dividend yield

#5:  Return on equity

#6:  Cash flow return.

#7:  Market history

This is a complete and continual study of almost all the developed major and emerging stock markets.

This mathematical analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.   The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.

This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

Learn how to invest like a pro from the inside out.

At the beginning of 2019 my personal Pifolio is based on select ETFs in the Keppler Developed and Emerging markets.  My Pifolio is invested in Country ETFs that cover seven developed and three emerging markets:

Norway
Australia
Hong Kong
Germany
Japan
Singapore
United Kingdom
Taiwan
South Korea
China

Don’t give up profit to gain ease and safety!

Regardless of economic news, these markets represent good value and have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

  • Absolute Valuation
  • Relative Valuation
  • Current versus Historic Valuation
  • Current Relative versus Relative Historic Valuation

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

In the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip 2019” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and added how to use the Silver Dip Strategy with platinum.   The “Silver Dip 2019” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip 2019” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

seminars

Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

This year I celebrated my 51st anniversary of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Stock and currency markets are cyclical.  These cycles create extra profit for value investors who invest when everyone else has the markets wrong.  One special seminar session looks at how to spot value from cycles.  Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics.  Cycles create recurring profits.  Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 to 20 years as shown in this graph.

stock-Charts

The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns can create war.

The chart above shows the war – stock market cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WW III) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Details in the online seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios). His big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

Use time not timing.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  The best ratio is normally 1.6 to 1.  We’ll sum up the strategy; how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on the times and each individual’s circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

The online seminar also reveals  the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed this test.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799 for one or $999 for a couple. Tens of thousands paid this price, but online the seminar is $297.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2019” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2018” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

Gary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecuador Income Producing Real Estate


See Ecuador income producing real estate below.

First, here is a paid Ecuador advertisement for an Ecuador attorney in Cuenca:

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Sara Chaca and her team are waiting to help you with the comprehensive processing of residency visas and shipping containers, as well as any and all of your legal and accounting needs. The English speaking team is a full service law and accounting practice and will make sure your requirements whether it is for an attorney, lawyer, legal advice or accounting will be fulfilled.

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Visit her office at the Acropolis Building, Office #303 (Third Floor), Avenida Jose Peralta & Avenida 12 de Abril, Cuenca, Ecuador.

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Here is the income producing property in Cotacachi.

Cotacachi income producing apartments $43,000 each.

The entrance.

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For example, outside our top unit, we have a small roof garden… with really great views.

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View from the back of Apartment #3.

Here is the view from the front of Apartment #3.

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Here is sunset from the back of the studio and from…

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The entire building… three apartments are for sale… furnished including appliances, furniture, dishes, bedding, everything needed to rent your units right now.

The top floor Apartment is a studio on the 4th floor.

This is a loft studio with great light and an open feel with…

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full dining area and…

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kitchen.

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but not the paintings.

Inside the curtains is the sleeping area.

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The bathroom has a spa shower and bathtub.

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the bathroom in the studio.

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This is the entrance to Apartment  #1 which is on the first and second floor.

The first floor has a living area and…

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dining and…

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kitchen and there is an open high ceiling with a mezzanine.

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a second floor bathroom and bedroom upstairs.

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Up the stairs.

the bedroom has…

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plenty of space and…

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a king size bed.

Apartment #3 is a two bedroom unit is on the third floor.

This is the living room.

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This is fully furnished with…

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two bedrooms and or…

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office/den  and…

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balcony.   The kitchen…

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has hardwood cabinets which had not been installed when I took this shot but are in place now.

These floors are among the highest points in the village and views from both units are the best around.  Mornings give the sunrise over Mt. Imbabura. Evenings offer sunset in the east on Mt. Cotacachi.

This apartment complex is at a central location in Cotacachi directly across from the colonial Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores). This is next to the main plaza

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one block from the central plaza.

One renter wrote:

Hola Merri, arrived the 26th and am now rested and enjoying the condo!!! The views are just magnificent!!!! ……wonderful coffee with these panoramic views………. you should change the name to Casa Heaven !!….. look forward to seeing ya’ll soon…….Peace and Love

The apartments rival La Mirage in comfort and beauty. My wife showed it off to about half the attendees. Particular praise came for the unique dining table on the top floor.

Thanks again for helping to make everything a success.  Regards to Gary and Mah.

In all the building has about 3,500 + square feet of floor space… tremendous views and is exactly in the center of town… next door to our hotel and just down the street from the main plaza and this main Cathedral.

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Each unit is $43,000. The total for all three is $129,000.

The  sales price means it is selling at below $35 a square foot, well below construction costs and the furniture is included!  When fully rented these units provide an excellent cash flow.

This price is for the entire building, three apartments on four floors offering over 3,500 square feet of floor space.

The apartments are not condominimized.  The entire building is being sold. The next owner may wish to divide the units or keep them as rentals.  This building can also be turned into four rental units instead of three.

This offers a good income opportunity.

Cotacachi is almost an hour closer to the new Quito Airport than the old and The Yachay Economic Development area is only 20 to 30 minutes from Cotacachi.  The Yachay University opens next year.

To inspect these condos by appointment contact Merri Scott at merri@garyascott.com

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In Vilcabamba, Hacienda San Joaquin’s Phase I is 96% sold out. 64 of 67 properties have been sold. www.HaciendaSanJoaquin.com.

The developer seeks an investor/developer to purchase and complete Hacienda San Joaquin’s Phase II. It includes 25 lots, a hotel under construction, spectacular sites for villas and a wellness center, an equestrian and hiking center, an office building, and more. Everything has been constructed at a very high standard.

The developer’s world-class 14-acre estate located within Hacienda San Joaquin is also available for purchase.

Contact architect/developer Joe Simonetta: joesimonetta@gmail.com, cell 099 119 1758.

Learn About Ecuador & Speak Spanish in Three Days

Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

The “Learn Spanish in Three Day Course” is now available online.

Learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe.  In the 1990s we took investors to Panama, Mexico and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy way to learn Spanish.

See below how my wife Merri was able to create a program that allowed students to be speaking and understanding Spanish in just three days.

Thousands of subscribers have learned Spanish at our three day Super Spanish course.  These courses have been taught across the US, in Canada, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Uruguay and Spain.

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A Super Spanish course in Florida.

Read below to see how and why we are now offering our Super Spanish course ONLINE for the first time.

Speaking Spanish as a second language has huge benefits.

You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak English at all.

You become one of a leading few when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says (bolds are mine): “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling. 

It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English. 

Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

You may choose to take more time using the ONLINE course to learn Spanish, but thousands of our readers have learned to speak Spanish in only three days at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

A special method of learning (called Super Learning) was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from students who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  

Merri was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

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Super Spanish relaxed concentration session.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Relaxed Concentration sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $79.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

Learn Young or Old

Most Super Spanish students are all ages ,

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Super Spanish students at this course ranged from nine to over eighty years old.

Become a Spanish translator!

The wife of one couple who attended explained how after just three days her husband ended up as an accidental translator.

She wrote:  Gary,  I have sent Merri a couple of messages, and  a story of Mike being able to translate yesterday for a Spanish person  who couldn’t understand what a man was trying to tell him!

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

The video below shows a super fast way to gain the basics so you can communicate in Spanish in just three days.

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Click here for FREE Super Spanish video.

Still can’t believe you can learn Spanish in a short time?

You have nothing to lose but to try.

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. 

Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador Real Estate for Rent & Sale


Here are several unique Vilcabamba Ecuador properties for rent and for sale.

Vilcabamba is one of the five most popular Ecuador destinations for North American expats and the “El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa” has appealed beyond this to both expats and residents of Ecuador.

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Vilcabamba house for rent.

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Tennis courts with a view at El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa.

Just Five Lots Left

The El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa consists of 36 lots.  16 have sold to expats, 12 from the USA, three from Spain and one from Australia.  15 of the properties have been purchased by Ecuadorians, five from Quito and 10 from Loja.  This wide acceptance of the project by different cultures has created a delightful international neighborhood.

Other key features of the the El Atillo project are its proximity to Vilcabamba Village (five minutes walking),  full services including 4 electric transformers and all underground cabling, two water systems, one potable and one agricultural,  two sewage systems, one for  black and one for rain waters, three acres for the club and green areas, total security, five star club facilities, a unique history and great acceptance by the local population.

One house at El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa is for rent.

Vilcabamba Rentals including a house and three apartments.

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The rental of $950 per month, includes all services, utilities and club facilities.

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You can get more information, prices, a full brochure and site plan of the Club Hacienda from Manuel Vivanco  by email  at elatilloclubhacienda@hotmail.com or  his cell at (593)  099.444495

Blog at http://vilcabambaelatillo.wordpress.com.ec/

Five lots are left for sale. They range from  6,000 to 12,000 sq. ft.  and include club shares.  Prices range from $35,000 to $70,000.

Vilcabamba, Ecuador is one of the most popular destination my readers write to me about.

Vilcabamba has great beauty. This is a view from the Club Hacienda El Atillo gated community in Vilcabamba.  See dozens more pictures from this resort below.

This photo was taken from the LA MOLIENDA DE EL ATILLO lodge which has three apartments that can be rented (two to four people) on a daily or monthly basis.

Here is a house in the community.

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and plaza.

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Merri and I visited Vilcabamba over a decade ago because during our initial research the Ecuadorian consul told of Vilcabamba’s great beauty and he explained that the residents were known for their longevity.

After our first two journeys to Ecuador, I became increasingly fascinated with the fact that some of the valleys including Vilcabamba have special qualities, which enhance longevity. Residents in these valleys had a history of reaching extreme ages.

Imagine sitting in your back yard as you view the mountains of Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

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So I was delighted a few months ago when Manuel Riofrio, the developer of Club Hacienda El Atillo Resort & Spa decided to place an advertisement for his project with us.

Since that time his project has nearly sold out.

I have heard back from many readers who really liked what they saw and we have accumulated many pictures of his project and the people living there… below.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy healthy exercise at the Club Hacienda El Atillo gated community in Vilcabamba.

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Tennis courts at LA MOLIENDA DE EL ATILLO lodge.

Plus places to meet.

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Get together…

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Get good, fresh food.

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and stay healthy.

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Here are some more photos taken at Club Hacienda El Atillo.

Wonderful flowers.

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Great landscaping.

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Scenic views.

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CLUB HACIENDA EL ATILLO, RESORT & SPA has 24/7 Security, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Library, Restaurant, Bar, Chapel, Spa, Gym, Equestrian Club, Gallery, Gardens, Cascades, Walking Paths, Sidewalks and Roadways, Club House, Plaza, 360 degree panoramic and breath taking views of the Valley and more.

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Plus now there is more you can learn about the Club.

You can get more information, prices, a full brochure and site plan of the Club Hacienda from Manuel Vivanco  by email  at elatilloclubhacienda@hotmail.com or  his cell at (593)  099.444495

Blog at http://vilcabambaelatillo.wordpress.com.ec/

Manuel recently wrote:

Club Hacienda “El Atillo” Resort & Spa. Vilcabamba, Ecuador can now be seen on a YOUTUBE.com  video.

See www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3ewPgU_Nc

There is also a  New York Times link that says more about Vilcabamba in a series on Vilcabamba: 1 of the 4 Long Lived & Prosperous Villages of the world:

See: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122367266613424083.html?mod=yhoofront

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The gated community, El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort and Spa, in Loja Province of Ecuador offers:

* Very competitive prices.
* Proximity to Vicabamba’s Central Park.
* Beautiful views and wonderful landscaping.
* New Hacienda architecture.
* All the amenities and features of a 5 star club.

The developer can build houses or cabins for you in this New Hacienda style.

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Construction runs from $55 to $65  a square foot.

Lots sell for approximately $4.80 a square foot.

The lodge also offers rental accommodations for your short or long staying…  $25 per day or $450 a month for suites and $650 a month for  apartments.

Club shares are $5,000.

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You can get more information, prices, a full brochure and site plan of the Club Hacienda from Manuel Vivanco  by email  at elatilloclubhacienda@hotmail.com or  his cell at (593)  099.444495

Blog at http://vilcabambaelatillo.wordpress.com.ec/

Gary

Protection – Radiation & Travel – Part Three


This is part three of today’s Q&A about radiation protection and all types of safety wherever we go.

One way to avoid radiation is to move into distant mountains like the Andes and the community of Vilcabamba.

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See a special price below for this Vilcabamba house for…

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See part one Radiation Protection

See Part two Protection Against Radiation and Travel Anywhere

Many readers have moved or are moving to Ecuador for many reasons… the sun… lower cost of living…. less government interference… the sweet people… new opportunity… adventure… good, low cost medical and dental help.

Now there is another  reason.  Ecuador is much further away from Japan and the radiation coming from there.

However many readers need protection when looking for real estate.

One recent message looked at some incredible losses readers have had due to triple dipping.  So wherever you go… whatever you do, check carefully on those you deal with.

Readers have been asking for a Vilcabamba real estate attorney so I am passing along this note a reader just emailed: Gary and Merri, Hola from Vilcabamba:

You mentioned in the via information update that you had neither heard of, nor had you received any recommendations for the Loja-based attorney Dr. Marco Antonio Munoz Mendieta. Please accept note this as my personal endorsement of the Estudio Juridico of Munoz and Munoz to your readers.

He is a highly respected multi-lingual (English, Spanish, French) attorney who maintains offices in both Loja and Vilcabamba. Marco specializes in Immigration, Property, Commercial and other aspects of non-criminal law. He is my personal attorney of record and serves as such for many others in the Extrajanero community here in Southern Ecuador.

His reputation and client satisfaction certainly merits his being added to your list of available English-speaking attorneys for those seeking legal representation in Southern Ecuador.

Warm regards and appreciation for your continued efforts on behalf of your readers and subscribers.

On the subject of Vilcabamba  several readers sent me this notice for anyone planning on coming to Vilcabamba after July 2011: The nearest airport to Vilcabamba (Catamayo) will be closed from about July 2011 for one year or so, as a result of the runway needing a substantial upgrade.

This will make it more difficult or time-consuming to reach Vilcabamba, as you will need to travel overland from the next nearest airport, which is Cuenca. This overland trip is usually about 4 hours or so to Loja, which itself is then an hour by bus to Vilcabamba.

This means that once Catamayo Airport has closed for repairs, our clients will need to fly from Quito or Guayaquil (Ecuador’s two international entry points) to Cuenca … and then arrange a bus from there to Loja and onwards to Vilcabamba.

Vilcabamba Property for Sale

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Vilcabamba home for sale.

Joe Simonetta the developer in charge of the San Joaqin development sent me this note: Gary,  The best buy at Hacienda San Joaqin is a resale of property Q23R. It´s not mine. I’m selling it for the owner who is very motivated (he needs the funds). The property is listed here: http://www.vilcabambahomes.com/q23_slideshow.html

He had offered it at $330,000. One can buy it now for $260,000. It´s a riverfront property, 2.9 acres all flat and useable, with a very nice home. Thanks.   Best, Joe

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Hacienda San Joaquín, is a 663-acre ranch, located in the Andes Mountains in southern Ecuador. The ranch is approximately two miles from Vilcabamba. The property is bordered and protected on three sides by the Andes Mountains and on the fourth by the Vilcabamba River.  See more at Hacienda San Joaquin.

Gary

Malacatos Ecuador Real Estate For Sale


Below is a paid advertisement for real estate for sale in Malacatos, Ecuador.

Here is a house for sale called Timbuktu.

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The TV room at Timbuktu.

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Timbuktu is in the valley of Malacatos which is a valley that neighbors Vilcabamba, (10-15 minutes by car).   The house is close to the village of Malacatos in the Landangui neighborhood in Loja Province.

This area has the best climate of the nine climates available in Ecuador.  It is warm year around… not hot… not humid. Temperatures range between 72 ºF and 86 ºF (22 ºC – 30 ºC) during the day and 54 ºF – 61 ºF (12 ºC – 16 ºC) during the night.

A 25-30 minutes drive reaches the capital of the province, Loja, which has modern supermarkets and all modern conveniences.

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This is a superb house in one of the best climates in the world.

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The building was built to high English building standards and received a plaque for quality of architecture when the building was finished in 2002.

Timbuktu sits .79 acres and has 8,600 square feet of construction including the villa in the back right-hand corner.

The house is at 5,000 feet elevation.  The swimming Pool is 60 ft. long.

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Timbuktu has been used as a private home, restaurant, hotel, for wedding receptions and as a conference center. The guests have come mainly from the provincial capital of Loja.

The asking price is only $575,000.  
All furniture $10,000 extra.

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The asking price of $575,000 is below the construction price…

There are several video walk through and pictures and much more visual and textual information about this property available at www.Timbuktuecuador.com

For more information contact Ron ter Hoeven at ronth@forsaleinecuador.com

Gary

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Earn in Ecuador


Earn in Ecuador. You can gain extra income without a capital investment running this B&B in Loja Ecuador.

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Villa Serena Courtyard… Loja Ecuador.

Merri and I know how it is possible to build up a hotel and B&B business that creates income in Ecuador.

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We have done it… rejuvenating the beat up colonial hotel Meson de las Flores and turning an empty accommodation into a profitable, vibrant…often filled business.

So I paid attention when a reader sent me this opportunity for a reader to earn with a B&B business in Ecuador.

Hi Gary:  I hope things  are well with you.  I read with interest your article about B & Bs in Ecuador.  I have an idea you might want to share with your young readers from the US and Canada and any others who might be interested in running a B & B in Ecuador.  As you know my place in Loja, Villa Serena is totally done and furnished and ready to be operated as a luxury B & B.  I would love to be able to run it myself but unfortunately, I can not retire yet from my life in Florida.

If there is a couple or a single person who has experience with B & Bs and wants to try that in Ecuador, I am willing to rent Villa Serena and let somebody else run it. There is no other place like it in Loja and it is absolutely beautiful, brand new, and completely furnished and has everything you need to run it as a Luxury Boutique B & B.

There is no investment capital needed to start operating it.  Everything is done.  I have furnished the place with fine bed linens imported from the US, soft towels, the kitchen has all the equipment needed and all the china and silverware and glasses, etc. The only thing a person will need to do is to apply for the permit to run it as a B & B and start promoting it.

This way, I won’t have to sell the house, which has great sentimental value to me and at the same time it will be operating like the luxury B & B I had planned to begin with.  The person who rents it will have the opportunity to test the B & B experience in Ecuador without having to make a big investment. What do you think?

What I think is, “this is a great idea”.

Here are some of the B&B details.

Ecuador Luxury Villa in Loja, Ecuador

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One of the first cities Merri and I ever visited in Ecuador was Loja, (population 200,000) the capital of Loja Province and Loja Canton.

Loja has a lot to offer… but gringos seem to have missed this.  And also we can just imagine how much things have changed and progressed there.  Loja is in the south of Ecuador and is gateway to Vilcabamba and several other valleys of longevity.

Vilcabamba has blossomed along with Quito, Cuenca, Imbaura province and Manabi on the coast… but I have not heard much about Loja.

This makes me suspect that this is a great missed opportunity because with Peru near to the south, Loja is rich in tradition, arts, music and hosts two major Ecuador universities.

Loja is also at a lower altitude the Quito, Cuenca and Cotacachi at about 6800 ft. Plus its climate is somewhat milder 64 to 90 degrees F.

Loja is very civilized, was the first city in Ecuador with electricity, yet is near the Cuxibamba valley, Amazon Basin, Peruvian sechura and Podocarpus National Park, which is a huge cloud-forest reserve near Loja.

Two rivers, the Rio Zamora and Rio Malacatos are in Loja.

Villa Serena is a large, well furnished luxury home with six bedrooms and suites.

All rooms have high-tech  LCD TVs, DVD players, safes and iPod docking stations.

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All beds are either king or queen size and in all cases, are fitted with comfortable mattresses with high thread count cotton sheets.

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Villa Serena can accommodate twelve guests (five couples and two singles with  three additional daybeds available for children or single guests).

Each bathroom is utterly unique and several bathrooms have a Jacuzzi as well as shower.

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Villa Serena offers style, every modern convenience but is steeped in colonial charm.  The villa is built around a magnificent courtyard with a fountain and wide corridors.

There is also a top-of-the-line kitchen with all modern appliances.

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There is a formal dining room, bar and comfortable outdoor and indoor seating areas,  a three-car garage

Details on this Ecuador income opportunity are available to our Ecuador Living subscribers. See how to subscribe here.

Gary

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Ecuador Luxury Villa in Loja Ecuador


Ecuador Luxury Villa in Loja, Ecuador

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Here is an advertisement for an Ecuador Luxury Villa for rent (or sale) in Loja Ecuador.

One of the first cities Merri and I ever visited in Ecuador was Loja, the capital of Loja Province and Loja Canton.

We never had a chance to visit this small town again in the last half dozen years (population about 200,000) which has been to our regret.  Loja has a lot to offer… but gringos seem to have missed this.  And also we can just imagine how much things have changed and progressed there.

Loja is in the south of Ecuador and is gateway to Vilcabamba and several other valleys of longevity.

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This map is from travel.nationalgeographic.com

Vilcabamba has blossomed along with Quito, Cuenca, Imbaura province and Manabi on the coast… but I have not heard much about Loja.

This makes me suspect that this is a great missed opportunity because with Peru near to the south, Loja is rich in tradition, arts, music and hosts two major Ecuador universities.

Loja is also at a lower altitude the Quito, Cuenca and Cotacachi at about 6800 ft. Plus its climate is somewhat milder 64 to 90 degrees F.

Loja is very civilized, was the first city in Ecuador with electricity, yet is near the Cuxibamba valley, Amazon Basin, Peruvian sechura and Podocarpus National Park, which is a huge cloud-forest reserve near Loja.

Two rivers, the Rio Zamora and Rio Malacatos are in Loja.

So I was happy when Dario Espinosa at javier200@hotmail.com sent this advertisement for a rental (and/or sale) in Loja to me.

Villa Serena is a large, well furnished luxury home with six bedrooms and suites.

All rooms have high-tech  LCD TVs, DVD players, safes and iPod docking stations.

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All beds are either king or queen size and in all cases, are fitted with comfortable mattresses with high thread count cotton sheets.

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Villa Serena can accommodate twelve guests (five couples and two singles with  three additional daybeds available for children or single guests).

Each bathroom is utterly unique and several bathrooms have a Jacuzzi as well as shower.

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Villa Serena offers style, every modern convenience but is steeped in colonial charm.  The villa is built around a magnificent courtyard with a fountain and wide corridors.

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There is also a top-of-the-line kitchen with all modern appliances.

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There is a formal dining room, bar and comfortable outdoor and indoor seating areas,  a three-car garage.

There is another reason to visit Loja beyond just getting to know and looking for value in this city.  As mentioned Loja is the gateway to Vilcabamba… which has become popular as a valley of longevity where many expats have settled.

There are several other longevity valleys near Loja that are stunning and have always been even less in cost and less crowded.

Jungilla is an example.  I wrote this about Jungilla in 2000:

Jungilla is idyllic…like a Swiss mountain valley covered in Irish emerald green. Explosions of white pampas grass line the road and swaths of forest and cotton wool clouds cover the broad valley floor. Waterfalls spring from the hillsides crashing hundreds of feet. Here, one 30-acre farm with a brand-new, 3-bedroom house had an asking price of only $25,000. Another 3-bedroom house with a central patio (and a tractor) was $30,000.

I suspect that prices are higher now, but bargains there will still abound.

Those who are interested in Vilcabamba but also looking for new places with extraordinary value may want to research and search these other valleys at the same time you go look at Loja.

Loja is the perfect stepping off point for such a venture… a place where you can enjoy the luxury of Villa Serena as you find value in Ecuador real estate as well!

Gary

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Ecuador Dental & Health Exercise


An Ecuador dental exercise can help you reduce your visits to the dentist plus improve  your health.

Almost anyone can use this and the other exercises below, with little time and no cost, below to enhance their health.

This is important because the existing health care system in the US is creating enormous stress and financial concern.

A recent article “Baby Boomers Struggle”in Baby Boomer Magazine pointed this out in this excerpt:

Paying for medical care has long been a struggle for many Baby Boomers as budgets tighten because of the economic crunch.  Even more obvious, Baby Boomers are skimping on needed treatment.

Nearly half of American Baby Boomers now report that someone in their family has cut back on their medical care or prescribed medications—postponing checkups, recommended tests and procedures; cutting pills or skipping doses of required medications; or not filling new prescriptions, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted in October. That’s up from 42 percent of those surveyed six months earlier.

One in three Baby Boomers are having trouble paying medical bills, and one in five reports medical debt of at least $1,000.

“Even in 2007, before the economy really took a downspin, we saw that one in five people was having problems paying medical bills—up from one in seven in 2003,” says Alwyn Cassil, director of public affairs for the Center for Studying Health System Change, a nonpartisan health policy research organization in Washington. “But what we didn’t see last year were these rising rates in unemployment and the problems on Wall Street. The economy may not have been great then, but it wasn’t as bad as it is now.”

Before the fall economic fallout, at least 79 million Americans – including some 7 million Baby Boomers and older – were already struggling with health care bills. Now, more are doing what they can to avoid joining those ranks, even when it means their health and comfort suffer.

In a recent national survey conducted by AARP, one in five respondents blamed health problems on financial stress. About the same percentage said they had delayed seeing a doctor or other medical professional; many reported cutting back on drugs and necessary health care. Roughly one in five respondents also reported seeking outside assistance through drug companies, pharmacies and other programs to reduce their health costs.

Since the recent financial crisis made news, the American Psychological Association reports a 12 percent increase over last spring in people saying the economy is a significant source of stress; those hardest hit are women middle-aged and older.

The entire article shows how to reduce health costs (a link is at the end of this message) but misses ideas on natural… no cost health ideas like the Ecuador dental exercise below.

Actually these exercises are universal.  When Merri and I travel we watch for hints… ancient secrets that can improve our lifestyle.    Usually we find that the knowledge we learn in one country is connected in others.

Knowing how to simply maintain our good health and energy is really important during this economic downturn.

Recessions and depressions are the breeding ground for the next group of extreme rich.   Those who succeed need more than money.

They need good health and a great deal of energy and vitality.  These are the most important assets of all.

Plus the inflation that will come from all the government spending will make the medical systems even more expensive and less accessible.

Merri and I have enormous energy vitality and enthusiasm, running the farm, our publishing business and looking for what’s next.  Even though we collect Social Security, we feel as if we are just getting started.  Despite our heavy work load and travel schedule we seem to be getting younger.

One reason for this are some exercises we learned in Ecuador.

The first exercise is simply to have a cold shower in the morning.

In the early 1970s, Dr. Alexander Leaf was commissioned by National Geographic to study, and write an article about the world’s healthiest and most long-living people.

When Dr. Leaf began his study and his travels, three regions of the world were famous for the longevity of their inhabitants: the valley of Vilcabamba in Ecuador, the Hunza region of Pakistan, and certain portions of the Caucasus mountains in what was then the Soviet Union.

He traveled to these remote areas met, photographed, examined, and appraised these old and healthy people. Dr. Leaf listened to their hearts, took their blood pressure, and studied their diets and lifestyles. He watched them dance and saw them bathe in ice-cold mountain streams. He spoke with them about their daily lives, their hopes, their fears, their life histories. His goal was to separate fact from fallacy and determine the truth about longevity.

One of the Caucasus mountain centurions that Leaf interviewed made the comment. “If I have the strength to get in the creek, it is not my day to die”!

When Merri and I lived in the mountains with an Ecuador yatchak (one who knows), he taught us many exercises for vitality health and longevity.

Having read the National Geographic article, I was not surprised to see that one exercise each day was to, after exercise, bath in ice cold water… and then air dry.

The cold water after exercise rushes oxygen enriched blood to the organs. The hydrogen water molecules in the evaporation process binds with free radicals and helps purify the body via the skin.

In the Eighties, NASA research confirmed that regular cold water swimming leads to a series of bodily changes called “cold adaptation”, which lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and increases fertility and libido in men and women.

When Merri and I lived in our first house on the farm, we were next to Little Horse Creek… so each day I jumped in this chilled mountain stream… even in winter.

Here I am with our son Jake… one Christmas celebration amidst the ice and snow.

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Once we moved to our new house on the farm, we were away from the creek so for efficiency sake, I  installed a spring fed pond in our back yard… continually filled with the same 59 degree temperature water… so I can jump in after my morning exercises. ecuador-dental-exercise

Brrr!

So what exercise to do before that cold shower?

The yatchaks taught us many exercises for longevity.  One often visited markets and one day he bought me a wooden carving of an indigenous ancient in a position of what could be considered exercise and or prayer.  Much of the ancient knowledge has been passed on orally and via coded painted wood and also preserved in Khipus (strings that passed through a knotty alphanumeric system).

After learning this Andean exercise I began seeing how ancients all over the world knew about this.

After receiving the figurine, sometime later I was inducted into an ancient order, the Knights Hospitaler, which has roots dating back a thousand years. Early on as knowledge of symbols was shared with me by the Grand Prior, I spotted something that even he did not know.

He introduced me to one of the grand symbols of the Order.   I did not say a word but saw that the thousand year old symbol of the Knights Hospitaler and my wooden Incan figurine showed the same exercise.

Lessons From Continents Apart

I do this exercise each morning beginning with a stretch to the sun.

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Then squat down until your knee touches your opposite heel.

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Bring your hands down to absorb the earth energy but do not touch the ground.

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Then raise your hand to absorb the sun energy before standing back into the sun position.

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This first of all increases your odds for longevity because it improves your balance.

Balance is like a muscle. If you don’t use it,  you lose it.

The two main causes of death in people over 40 years of age (after auto accidents) are falls and accidental overdoses from legal and illegal drugs.

An excerpt from a msnbc.msn.com article about accidental death says:

Alan McMillan, CEO of the National Safety Council says deaths from workplace accidents and car crashes have been fairly stable.

Older motorcycle operators also add to the death toll, McMillan said. Thirty-five percent of motorcycle deaths in 2005 were among bikers age 45 and older. A decade earlier, 15 percent of biker deaths were among the older age group. Motorcycle deaths in 2005 totaled 4,232, more than double the number in 1995.

Tips to prevent injuries from falling

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to help prevent injuries from falls.

Keep muscles and bones strong, by following an exercise regimen:

— Strength training with weight bearing and resistive exercise works for all age groups.

— Practice exercises designed to help improve balance.

— Exercise at least three days a week to improve strength, flexibility and balance.
— Choose low-impact exercises, such as yoga, tai chi and Pilates to avoid stress on joints.

— Stretch daily to improve flexibility and mobility.

The rate of deaths from falls for people 65 and older rose 31 percent from 1999 to 2003, the council reported, which means that deaths from falls are increasing faster than the older population is increasing. A death within one year after a fall can be attributed to the fall.

“We tend to see our home as our safe haven. The data tell us it’s not,” McMillan said, adding that families can take steps to protect the elderly from falls by removing hazards and installing stair rails and grab bars.

Accidental poisoning deaths, mostly caused by medication or illegal drug overdoses, increased from 17,550 in 2002 to 19,457 in 2003. The rate climbed from 6.4 to 6.7 deaths per 100,000 people.

In other words the first way to increase longevity is to exercise for flexibility and balance, avoid drugs and medicine and sell your Harley! Then to improve the quality of heath and reduce the odds of illness, improve your nutrition.

Good nutrtion begins with your food choices and your mouth.

This is where the Ecuador dental exercise helps.   These exercise exercises and strengthens the teeth and much more.  They are incredibly simple and easy to do.   They stimulate the teeth and gums, plus help promote digestion.

First,  run your tongue around your teeth like a toothbrush. This stimulates saliva.

Increased saliva helps digestion.  Saliva also triggers production of a hormone that helps prevent tooth decay. Third saliva kills germs in the mouth.

Finally this exercise strengthens the heart because the tongue is connected to the heart.

Second, collect the saliva in the mouth and churn it around like a mouth wash.

Third, click the teeth easily together three dozen times.  This stimulates and awakens the gums and teeth.

Good health is one of the most mportant assets we can have and is increasingly harder to attain in the West as health care grows in expense. We can use ancient wisdom to overcome and eliminate health problems like the Ecuador dental and other exercises above.

Gary

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Read the msnbc.msn.com article about accidental death at

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Read the article Baby Boomers Struggle at

www.babyboomer-magazine.com/news/127/ARTICLE/1407/2009-03-20.html